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Penny Punching Princess Confirmed For March 30th Release Date In Europe, April 4th for N.A

Penny Punching Princess, an isometric brawler where you can bribe all of your enemies with cash, for the Nintendo Switch will be released on April 4th in North America. Publisher NIS America also confirmed that the game will be coming to Europe for the Switch on March 30th of this year. Princess, the protagonist of the game is able to bribe enemies to fight for her, instead of say bribe them to stop attacking her. Monsters aren’t...

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New Alternate Costumes Announced For SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

Nippon Ichi Software USA announced today that each of the playable characters in their upcoming fighting title SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy will have three alternate costumes that players will be able to unlock. By using an in-game only currency players will be able to unlock either the Heroines Costume, the Classic Costume or the Alternate costume for their favorite fighter. A range of additional accessories and customization options can also be unlocked to further personalize the...

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NIS America Delays YS VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA on PC Due To Technical Issues

Nippon Ichi Software America has decided to delay the PC release of action RPG YS VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA until an indeterminate date while they work the specific game-engine bugs that are hampering performance.  In particular, testers reported during the second closed beta test on PC reported nasty issues like memory leaks and severe frame-drops under certain circumstances. These issue stem from core technical decisions with the game’s engine, which was originally designed for the PlayStation 4....

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NIS bringing Ys VIII to Switch in 2018

Ys returns with a brand-new adventure for the first time in 8 years. Nintendo announced during their Nintendo Direct mini that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will come to the Nintendo Switcn in 2018. Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden...

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Prepare to fight with SNK HEROINES this Summer on Switch

Play as iconic heroines from SNK’s history in a new, two-on-two tag-team fighting game. The new game, SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~, was introduced during the Nintendo Direct mini. In the game players can activate a variety of Special Moves with the press of a button, and make use of special items to turn the tide of battle. One of the competitors will be Yuri Sakazaki from ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2, which launches today in...

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Touhou Genso Wanderer and Double Focus | REVIEW

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I have to admit something. When I first got into this game, and the accompanying Touhou Double Focus, I had no clue what the series really was. Being a happy little social media butterfly, I’d seen the characters scattered across the web and loving crafting in a billion fan art pieces. When I saw a mystery dungeon like title and a side scrolling metroidvania game were on the way in the same pack, I definitely wanted to...

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Grand Kingdom (PS Vita) Review

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NIS America has released some of my more favorite strategy RPGs over the years with the Disgaea series, and now Grand Kingdom is one of those potential games. Instead of bogging down a player that wants to get into the game quickly with a long, sprawling story, it’s pretty straightforward. The player is the leader of a band of mercenaries and contracts out services to the highest bidder. When put like that, it doesn’t sound too intimidating...

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NIS To Release Yomawari Night Alone On PC / PS Vita This Fall

Nippon Ichi Software will bring the open world horror game, Yomawari Night Alone, which is about a girls’ search for her lost dog to both Steam and PS Vita on Oct 28th. This 2D top-down spook fest features a dark open world filled with callbacks reminiscent of other Japanese horror works. Players will traverse through areas like a rundown school, a graveyard and a vacant factory. Players will also get the chance to interact with spirits at the...

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NIS America Scans PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness For 2016 North American Release

PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness

Prepare to have your mind scanned and your every move recorded in the recently announced visual novel PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness published by NIS America.  Based upon the popular anime series, PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness will be released in Europe and North America later this year on several platforms – PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC. PSYCHo-PASS is set 100 years in the future where the omnipresent Sybil system monitors the mental health, stress and psychological condition of...

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NIS America Unleashes New Media For The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition

Nippon Ichi Software America has released a brand new trailer as well as a whole set of screenshots for the upcoming The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition for the PlayStation 4. The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition is an action-RPG where players take the role of the titular The Hundred Knight – the strongest creature in this game’s universe. By completing the bidding of your master, Metalia, you’ll help spread her influence beyond the...

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Daganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Dispair Girls Out Now

NIS America has released Daganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls on the PlayStation Vita. Set between the events of the original Daganronpa and Goodbye Despair, Ultra Despair Girls tels the story of protagonist Komaru Naegi – a high school student who has spent the last year captured against her will with no knowledge of her captors intentions. Using the unique Hacking Gun and protagonist switching mechanic players must guide Komaru through the mysteries of Towa City in...

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New Daganronpa: Another Episode Trailer

NIS America’s long awaited third title in the Danganronpa series, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is coming to North America on September 1st. This latest mystery adventure game will be available in both digital and physical formats for the PlayStation Vita. Take control of two different heroines Komaru Naegi or Toko Fukawa as they try to survive the extermination of all of the adults within Towa cCty.  Another Episode will feature third person shooter sections using...

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The Awakened Fate Ultimatum | Review

Version Tested: PlayStation 3 Reviewed By: Ben Jr. Longpre  The Awakened Fate Ultimatum is a roguelike RPG developed by Nippon Ichi Software.  You take control of Shin, a boy who is anti-social and hates humans. After he has a a strange dream while sleeping on his school rooftop he wanders home and gets cornered in an alley and ambushed by devils. He has no understanding why he was struck down and killed as he wakes up a...

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NIS America Bringing Rodea the Sky Solder to the West

NIS America announced yesterday that they are bringing Rodea The Sky Soldier to North America and Europe this fall. The game is being released for both the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game will also be available as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop. The brainchild of Yuji Naka and Zin Hasegawa, Rodea: The Sky Soldier brings speed and adventure together in this new journey through the sky. Here are a bit of details...

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NIS America Releases Genshiken Second Generation Today

We’re still wrapping up our coverage of NISA’s Ground Control To Psychoelectric Girl, but in the meantime Genshiken Second Generation was released today! The anime about an eclectic group of otaku college students’ premium edition includes 2 Blu-ray discs, with 16 minutes of Bonus Shorts. There’s also a 64-page hardcover art book included! The book itself sounds quite nice with episode guides, character info, and even interviews with the cast members and production staff! Read on for...

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